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Glasgow Baillieston
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This east end of Glasgow seat is one of the most multiply socially deprived anywhere in Britain. It includes the second highest proportion of council housing (more than 60 per cent) including Easterhouse, notoriously built in the Fifties and Sixties with poor housing stock and virtually no facilities, where despondency and degradation stalk the streets and desperation seems only just round the corner. The communities of Baillieston itself and Mount Vernon, added in 1997 when the seat's name was changed from Provan, seem more healthy, but overall this is an overwhelmingly Labour, and even socialist constituency.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour's Jimmy Wray, an astigmatic, low-slung, double-breasted ex-lorry driver, coal man and (when slimmer) chimney sweep - and successful litigant against a former wife's allegation of domestic violence - is proof positive of New Labour's still incomplete takeover by Islington-based smoothies. Born 1935 in the Gorbals, and retaining a distinctive burr, he attended St Bonaventure (RC) Secondary School, and sat on Glasgow and Strathclyde Councils for a regulation 13 years until promoted to a seat in the Commons in 1987. He has introduced legislation on knives and is known for selling watches.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.28% 14.99% 15.21
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.16% 4.43% 48.72
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.02% 7.27% 137.79
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.42% 2.56% 94.36
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.04% 2.04% 1.87
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.39% 3.94% 35.14
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 3.66% 13.04% 28.06
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.84% 12.70% 22.35
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.32% 8.14% 28.50
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.01% 4.02% 0.30
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.64% 3.19% 145.76
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 19.58% 11.31% 173.14
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 8.81% 3.06% 287.79
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 39.82% 2.52% 1,581.26
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.07
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 16.10% 9.41% 171.05
5-10K 22.36% 16.63% 134.41
10-15K 18.44% 16.58% 111.21
15-20K 13.08% 13.58% 96.26
20-25K 8.94% 10.39% 85.99
25-30K 6.10% 7.77% 78.41
30-35K 4.20% 5.79% 72.44
35-40K 2.92% 4.33% 67.49
40-45K 2.06% 3.27% 63.22
45-50K 1.48% 2.48% 59.43
50-55K 1.07% 1.90% 56.01
55-60K 0.78% 1.47% 52.90
60-65K 0.58% 1.15% 50.04
65-70K 0.43% 0.91% 47.40
70-75K 0.32% 0.72% 44.97
75-80K 0.25% 0.57% 42.72
80-85K 0.19% 0.46% 40.63
85-90K 0.14% 0.37% 38.70
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 36.90
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 35.24
100K + 0.37% 1.34% 27.34

Local Map of the constituency
Glasgow Baillieston - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Glasgow Baillieston - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (2.49%)
Conservative (-  2.15%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.48%) SNP (-  3.50%)
Liberal Democrat (2.85%)
Conservative (-  0.96%) Labour (-  4.65%) SNP (-  0.36%)
Con - 2.15%
Lab 2.49%
LD - 0.48%
SNP - 3.50%
Con - 0.96%
Lab - 4.65%
LD 2.85%
SNP - 0.36%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Wray
Labour hold
Con Conservative (6.79%) 1,580 6.79%
Lab Labour (61.05%) 14,200 61.05%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.67%) 1,551 6.67%
SNP SNP (18.75%) 4,361 18.75%
Oth Other (6.75%) 1,569 6.75%
Maj Majority (42.30%) 9,839 42.30%
Turn Turnout (47.21%) 23,261 47.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Wray
Labour hold
C David Comrie 1,580 6.79%
LD Charles Dundas 1,551 6.67%
SNP Lachlan McNeill 4,361 18.75%
SSP Jim McVicar 1,569 6.75%
L James Wray 14,200 61.05%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
James Wray
Labour
Con Conservative (7.75%) 2,468 7.75%
Lab Labour (65.69%) 20,925 65.69%
LD Liberal Democrat (3.82%) 1,217 3.82%
SNP SNP (19.10%) 6,085 19.10%
Ref Referendum (0.59%) 188 0.59%
Oth Other (3.05%) 970 3.05%
Maj Majority (46.59%) 14,840 46.59%
Turn Turnout (62.27%) 31,853 62.27%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (9.90%) 3,448 9.90%
Lab Labour (63.20%) 22,030 63.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.30%) 1,505 4.30%
SNP SNP (22.60%) 7,865 22.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (40.60%) 14,165 40.60%
Turn Turnout (66.75%) 34,848 66.75%

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